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Table of contents
- Applicability and legal information
- Intellectual property rights
- Relevance of the published information
- Links to and from other websites
- Unlawful conduct
- Termination without notice by newhome
- Final provisions
newhome.ch AG, Talacker 41, 8001 Zurich (hereinafter referred to as “newhome”), registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich, aims to operate and further develop a property platform and the associated services. Important and numerous representatives from the real-estate industry (estate agents, administrators, etc.) have joined forces to further develop the existing portal newhome.ch together with the participating cantonal banks and to make it the leading Swiss property portal. In the long term, the aim is to create a property/residential ecosystem throughout Switzerland.
On the property platform operated by newhome, advertisers can list properties and users can search for these listings. For private users, use of the platform is in principle free of charge.
On newhome.ch, users can access the real-estate services offered by the participating cantonal banks. When registering on “newhome.ch”, users are free to choose which cantonal bank should be responsible for them in this respect. newhome is not responsible for the services subsequently arranged between the users and the respective cantonal banks.
In pursuit of the aforementioned ecosystem, the services of providers from the real-estate industry are also being continuously expanded for the users.
Hierarchy of control systems
The present General Terms and Conditions (GTCs) regulate the fundamental legal relationship between the users and newhome.
These GTCs are supplemented by the separate “Insertion and Usage Policy”. In addition to these GTCs, this policy also specifies the contractual relationship between the users and newhome in respect of the property platform newhome.ch. In the case of a possible contradiction, the GTCs shall take precedence over the “Insertion and Usage Policy”.
For additional services offered by newhome, which are also available to the users, the additional services offered by newhome are also subject to the separate “Guidelines for Paid Services”, which supplement these GTCs, as well as the “Guidelines for Advertising Orders from Business Customers for the Website and Mobile App”, which are an ancillary component of these GTCs and specified therein. Again, in the event of any inconsistency, these GTCs shall take precedence over the ‘Guidelines for Paid Services’ and the “Guidelines for Advertising Orders from Business Customers for the Website and Mobile App”.
During registration, users are given clear and legally sufficient notice of these GTCs via their end device’s screen. When users submit their declaration of intent (i.e. their acceptance of the GTCs) by clicking the corresponding icons (which is confirmed via the appearance of a check mark), these GTCs become an explicit component of the contract concluded between the respective user and newhome.ch AG.
By visiting the website ‘newhome.ch’, non-registered users are implicitly subject to these GTCs. If an anonymous user concerned refuses to accept these GTC, they are required to exit the website immediately.
- User: Users are defined as any natural or legal persons who access services offered by newhome on the newhome.ch platform.
- Listings: Listings are independently configured representations of properties created for the purpose of publication.
- Paid services: In addition to its free basic services for private individuals, newhome also provides additional paid services, which are referred to as “paid services”.
All rights to the information, elements and content of the platform belong to newhome (in particular copyright and trademark rights), and where this is not the case, usage rights for these have been granted by third parties in favour of newhome.
newhome is not the owner of all the trademarks which appear in the information, documents and data contained on its website. In this regard, the trademark rights of the affected third parties must be respected.
newhome and the associated logos are registered trademarks of newhome. No part of newhome.ch is designed in such a way that grants users a licence or right to utilise a picture, registered trademark or logo. The downloading or copying of newhome.ch does not entail a transfer of any rights to the software or elements on the site to users. newhome reserves all rights (in particular copyright and trademark rights) to all material on newhome.ch and will employ every available means to enforce these rights in full.
The information published on newhome.ch does not constitute a solicitation of an offer, or an offer or recommendation to rent, buy, sell, finance or insure properties or other investment instruments or to effect other transactions. Furthermore, the right to interim leasing or interim sale of the advertised properties is expressly reserved.
newhome is not intended for users who are subject to legislation prohibiting publication on — or access to — newhome.ch (due to the nationality of the person, residence or otherwise). Users who are subject to such limitations are not permitted to access newhome.ch.
newhome assumes no responsibility for the content of the listings hosted by it. This includes in particular the corresponding image data, extracts from town maps, financing proposals, insurance offers, etc.
newhome is not obliged to check the listings and information published on its platform for accuracy.
Furthermore, newhome accepts no responsibility for, and gives no guarantee, that:
- the features of newhome.ch will not be interrupted and are error-free
- errors will be remedied
- software or other material that is accessible via newhome.ch (including its partner sites and microsites) or the server is free from viruses or harmful components.
newhome shall only be liable for damages incurred by users of newhome via the use of its services and products if its grossly negligent or intentional conduct can be proven.
Any liability on the part of newhome for damages or consequential damages, in particular those resulting from access to the elements of newhome.ch or their use, is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
newhome disclaims all liability in connection with the publication of properties that have already been sold or leased.
newhome is therefore not liable for malicious technology and for damage caused by computer viruses, spyware and/or similar malware. newhome also accepts no liability for the consequences of operational interruptions caused by malfunctions of any kind or which serve to remedy malfunctions, maintenance and the introduction of new technologies.
newhome does not review the third-party websites that are linked to the newhome.ch platform and is not responsible for the content of these external sites or other websites that are linked to newhome.ch. Such external internet addresses contain information that is created, published, maintained or otherwise made available by organisations and individuals that are legally independent of newhome. newhome is not responsible for the content of these sites, nor does it approve, support or confirm information contained in external sites or linked addresses contained therein.
Third-party websites that are reached via links from property listings on newhome.ch and third-party websites which offer links on newhome.ch operate entirely beyond the influence of newhome. For this reason, newhome.ch AG accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and legality of the content of such websites, or for any offers or services contained therein. Users connect to these websites at their own risk. Additionally, the placement of links that lead from third-party websites to newhome.ch always requires prior approval by newhome.
Features (so-called plug-ins) from a wide range of providers of social media platforms (such as Facebook) are integrated into newhome.ch. These plug-ins allow users to share content in social networks. If a plug-in appears while browsing the web site (e.g. a “like” button from Facebook), a connection to the servers of that site is automatically established. This enables data to be transmitted from newhome.ch to these third-party providers. If the user is simultaneously logged into the third party’s network, the visit may be registered on the website of the user’s network account. newhome has no control over this process.
Cookies are used to optimise the website newhome.ch and to record the page views. These cookies are completely anonymous and contain no data related to the user’s identity.
Where newhome identifies unlawful conduct on the part of a user, it is entitled to lock and delete the entire affected account immediately.
newhome reserves the right to unilaterally terminate the contractual relationship concluded with users at any time at its own discretion and with immediate effect in the event that the newhome.ch platform and/or the services provided by newhome are used/misused by users for purposes other than the contractually agreed purposes.
newhome reserves the right to change its online service at any time without notice for any reason (in particular to delete listings), to convert it into another form/transfer it to another partnership or to partially or entirely cease the operation of newhome.ch. The registered users’ consent is not required for this, and no such prior information requirement exists. Consequently, users do not have a right to use specific features or to access the service at all.
These GTCs may be changed by newhome at any time. The current version of the GTCs can be viewed at ‘www.newhome.ch’. Registered users will be informed accordingly about any such changes to the GTCs. In order to ensure that the new version of the GTCs is valid, an icon must be clicked again by the registered users the next time they log in. Receipt of the new version of the GTCs is expressly confirmed by the check mark that subsequently appears.
In case of any possible ambiguity and/or contradictions between the German, French, Italian and/or English versions of these GTCs, only the German version of these GTCs shall be definitive.
Should any provision of these conditions be wholly or partially invalid and/or ineffective, the validity and/or effectiveness of the remaining provisions or parts thereof shall remain unaffected. The invalid and/or ineffective provisions shall be replaced by new provisions which, in a legally effective manner, come as close as possible to the meaning and purpose of the invalid and/or ineffective provisions. The same applies to any loopholes.
These GTCs are exclusively subject to Swiss law.
The jurisdiction is governed by the relevant binding legal provisions. To the extent that these provisions are not applicable, the exclusive jurisdiction for all types of proceedings is the headquarters of newhome in Zurich, or newhome shall have the right to prosecute the user in the competent court or authority of their domiciles/head offices or in any other suitable court.
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General Terms & Conditions as of 01.12.2019